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Bob Essensa

Bob Essensa  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: January 14, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 188 DRAFTED: WIN / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 4th   (69th overall)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1985) CCHA Second All-Star Team (1986) NHL All-Rookie Team (1990) Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg with Sergei Bautin for Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake, March 8, 1994. Traded to Edmonton by Detroit for future considerations, June 14, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 5, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 3, 2001. Officially announced retirement September 10, 2002.
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Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals